Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Trouble at TJ's

{Thank you all for your encouragement and for sharing in our excitement over our new house in Davis!  I promise pictures are coming soon :) }

When I say 'trouble at TJ's', I could be speaking of Trader Joe's--I am a big fan and have certainly gotten into my fair share of trouble there!  But this time, I'm talking about the Maxx.  You know, TJMaxx, the store for which the hashtag #maxxinista was created, of course.  

I just recently visited the one closest to the base out here in Fairfield, CA, and for whatever reason, I couldn't seem to stop myself from taking pictures of things I liked.  It's not that I was necessarily going to buy them; I guess I just feel compelled to capture beauty when I see it.  

I get a kick out of seeing what kind of things catch other people's eye; maybe you're the same.  

First up, we have this fun, geometric print pillow.  I think they had another shade in stock too.  $20 includes the down insert!  {Do you spy that polka dot print in the background?  I don't have a proper picture, but it did come home with me and is now serving as a great catchall for my kid's books in the car!}

Back to that pillow.  While not an exact match, it totally reminded me of the popular and classic, "Betwixt" pattern by Schumacher, which will set you back quite a bit more than the one above from the Maxx.

available here 

This little leather cube really spoke to me.  The price tag was missing, and now I'm kicking myself for not inquiring about how much it was.  It could be the perfect spot to prop your feet, provide extra seating in a pinch, or it could serve as a side table and hold magazines and a candle!  So long as the space wasn't already overwhelmed by wood and warm tones, I think this little guy could be a great addition to really any style room.

Speaking of candles, I think TJMaxx is a great place to find them.  I ended up buying this one to freshen up the 'ol temporary living facility--I liked the way it smelled (obvs), and the glass canister was quite chic itself.  Win-win.

This poof also called out to me.  I'm not completely sure what it is about it, but I like it, yes I do.

I have mixed feelings about this wreath.  What do y'all think?  I didn't get it (partly because I live in a temporary house where I'm sure I'd get in trouble for hanging a wreath).  I don't love that it's fake, but not all of us have access to real bittersweet berries, right?  I think it's a decent fake, but people like my mom will probably make a wreath with real berries and leave me dissatisfied with my fake one!

Moving on to the non-decor category.

I'm loving this infinity scarf I found.  And hey!  27 week bump alert :)  (Not visible:  maternity, compression leggings.  I am so over them!}

I didn't buy these shoes, but I did enjoy trying them on.

Let's see, what else...Also in my cart--a new pair of inexpensive sunglasses (mine weren't quite able to recover after I folded our stroller up with them in the seat :(, two sets of cupcake liners (I mean, why not?), a box of really delicious chocolate coconut bars for Wade (they taste like an Almond
Joy!), and this package of hot chocolate mix.

We wasted no time and whipped up some hot chocolate on the double.  Mixed with coconut milk, I was so very happy to see my dairy-free boy enjoy some.

Ok, so who else could spend all day in a TJMaxx?  I just think it's amazing that you can buy clothes, food, toiletries, and home decor all in one discounted place!!!  What are your favorite things to shop for at the Maxx?  


  1. First of all trader joes and tj maxx are my two fave places on earth. Tj maxx was my first and only job in high school. Love! Anyway, I was just at tj maxx today and I freaked out because I saw they had Serena and lily linens for dirt cheap!!! I always love their lamps, athletic wear, jewelry, kids' toys, ok I better stop... I love it all!

  2. Seriously - now I'm craving some TJ Maxx therapyyyyyyy..... and hot cocoa.